A great symphony is a sum of all its parts, much like a completed jigsaw puzzle or a rotund belly at an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant. Take in acoustical fare with this GrouponLive deal to see the South Florida Symphony Orchestra perform with pianist Jeffery Chappell at the Amaturo Theater of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, March 12, at 8 p.m. All tickets are for seating in price level A. Choose from the following options:
- For $37, you get one ticket (a $75 value).
- For $70, you get two tickets (a $150 value).
- For $87, you get a VIP package for one (a $175 value).
- For $169, you get a VIP package for two (a $350 value).<p>
The VIP package includes the following for each person: * A ticket (a $75 value each) * A preshow backstage pass to meet soloist Jeffrey Chappell and conductor Sebrina Maria Alfonso (a $100 value) * An intermission champagne reception * A symphony CD<p>
Acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Chappell joins the South Florida Symphony Orchestra for a performance of classical masterworks by composers Brahms and Dvořák, along with 20th-century pieces by Dmitri Shostakovich and Ellen Zwilich. To begin the evening, Chappell tickles ivories to the tune of Brahms’s Piano Concerto no. 2 in B-flat before Alfonso leads the symphony into a soaring rendition of Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, which causes index fingers to involuntarily mimic the conductor’s baton. This concert series also marks the orchestra’s premiere of Symphony no. 5, penned by Zwilich, who was the first female composer to win a Pulitzer Prize. The ensemble exercises its symphonic sinews while matching the Juilliard-trained composer’s style, which the New York Times praised as “a mix of neo-Classical craftsmanship, roiling energy and tonal accessibility.”
Before the show, VIP guests head through the theater’s backstage area to meet with Jeffrey Chappell and Sebrina Maria Alfonso, chatting perhaps about Jeffrey’s performances in South America or Sebrina’s stint conducting an underwater concert for 400 divers. All VIP ticketholders can pop out of the theater during intermission to sip on champagne and receive a symphony CD. The disc digitally unleashes classical sounds at home, lending an epic milieu to everyday tasks such as doing the dishes or brushing a pet baboon’s fangs.